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Friday, 17 September 2021

Record breaking 15th Annual Physics Trebuchet Day

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Record breaking 15th Annual Physics Trebuchet Day
Record breaking 15th Annual Physics Trebuchet Day

Boyd Buchanan physics class competition in the 15th annual physics trebuchet day.

News 12 Now's Brian Armstrong shows us how the school's Physic students toss a softball in an unusual and record breaking way.

Physics trebuchet day.

News 12 now's brian armstrong shows us how the school's physic students toss a softball in an unusual and record breaking way.

Boyd buchanan physics students built trebuchets over the past few days to see who could launch a softball the furthest while gaining hands-on experience with physics.

By designing this they should also be able to perdict how far it should be able to go and then they graph it all they do all the calculations they do all the support work, but the big payoff is getting it out here in custume and just enjoying the day owens started the tradition 15 years ago since it was something he would have liked to do when he was in school i was in the first physics class a long time ago and i would have loved to have done something like this and when got the opportunity to get these guys an opportunity to do it i took it and they love it every year 12 teams competed in the longest throw including perry entourage.

Team member ashley young says it was remarkable to be able to see all her team's hard work pay off it with 3 of my best friends and we got a few weeekdn doing stuff weve never done before none of us had used a drill before so we all pretty much learned from scratch how to build after the building is done the teams just have to cross their fingers and hope it works < as long as it works its good but its kinda disappointing when it throws backwards or straight up and for team tiger king it worked perfectly nat pop one cheer tiger kings mckenzie gardenhire and chandler fryer went for the all time record nat cheers and got throwing 162 yards ... breaking the previous record by 22 yards --- its real hard becasue i never built anything or know how it works bu twe just started putting it together and here we are it went pretty well i mean thank god it worked.

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